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Mayors report progress in fight against invasive species

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by Krystal Paco

Guam - The island's battle against the coconut rhinoceros beetle may just be beginning to ramp up, but island mayors are already excited for the progress to date.

With the launch of the air curtain burner, otherwise known as burn boxes, Sinajana Mayor Robert Hoffman says mayors are ready to do their part to combat the invasive species.

"If we can get these burning boxes not just at the parks but throughout all the areas - let's start clearing up our tourists sites first and put some value and emphasis there like in Ypao and Latte Stone Park and then move them out to different villages and even it can be on a rotational basis," he explained.

It was earlier this month the Mayors Council of Guam addressed Governor Eddie Calvo requesting he declare a state of emergency on the issue.

In response to their request, the Mayors Council of Guam is being included in the beetle eradication committee.
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